Tennessee's Backroads Heritage
A Southern Middle Tennessee Journey
Due to the COVID-19 virus and the uncertainty of businesses being open and events being held, please call before making travel plans.
us flagtennessee flag


Coffee County, created in 1836 from Bedford, Warren and Franklin counties was named in honor of John Coffee (1772-1833), Creek War and War of 1812 cavalry commander, frontiersman, congressionally appointed surveyor general, land dealer and prosperous planter.


Fun Things to See and Do?

Beechgrove Cemetery park

Beechgrove Confederate Cemetery Park
Junction of I-24 and Hwy 64
Beechgrove, 37018

A Civil War tourist attraction, this hilltop pioneer cemetery was the silent witness to the Battle of Hoover's Gap in 1863. The cemetery is known as the Confederate Cemetery Park, one of the South's oldest Confederate cemeteries for fallen soldiers. This Civil War site has more than 450 Confederate soldiers buried at Beechgrove Confederate Cemetery Park. Open 7 days a week during daylight hours; audio and visual interpretation available on site. Markers for the Tullahoma Campaign Trail and picnic shelters available. Water and bathrooms available spring through fall.


Fun Things to See and Do...

beans creek winery

Beans Creek Winery
426 Ragsdale Rd
Manchester, 37355

Founded in 2003, Beans Creek Winery was formed by Tom and Becky Brown and a group of Tennessee winegrowers. Tom spent 40 years perfecting our award winning wine style before turning the bulk of the operation over to current winemaker, Josh Brown. Wines range from dry, full-bodied reds through sweet whites and fruit wines. Tours and tastings are offered daily with an interesting gift shop. Located in the heart of Middle Tennessee off I-24, Hwy 55, exit 111.

harvest local foods

Harvest Local Foods
101 N Irwin St
Manchester, 37355

Harvest Local Foods is a specialty grocery store with local goods such as locally raised beef, pork, chicken and lamb, free range, organic eggs, locally grown/seasonal produce, dairy products, fermented products, dried goods, honey, coffees, teas, immune-boosting health products as well as CBD products, mushroom extracts and natural body care products and more. Also offered is a craft beer station with locally brewed beers available by the glass or to go. Around 95% of the products sold are produced in the State of Tennessee and about a third of the vendors are from Coffee County. For more information email ellen@harvestlocalfoods.biz. Hours are Tues. - Thurs., 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Fri., 10 a.m.- 8 p.m. and Sat. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Closed on Sunday and Monday.


Madeline's Antiques & Uniques
6107 Murfreesboro Hwy (Exit 105 off I-24)
Manchester, 37355
931-723-8013, 931-312-0928

This antique shop has over 40 dealers in 8,000 square feet of space. Step back in time and see selections of quality antiques, furniture, glassware, pottery and more. Selections offered include Roseville, McCoy, Victorian period items, dolls, vintage jewelry and various outdoor garden decor. We buy old stuff! Open 7 days a week.

golfing old stone fort

Old Stone Fort Golf Course
1017 Country Club Dr
Manchester, 37355

Originally opening in the 1960s, this golf course is a great place for golfers of all abilities to enjoy a round of golf. It is one of the most scenic courses in the State of Tennessee with beaver, otter and many kinds of birds along the Duck River. It is a fun place to play and was occupied by the Indians for 300 years. You can still see an Indian mound between hole #1 and #9. This area also may have been visited by Desoto's Lost Band in the 1500's and was occupied by the Confederate forces in the winter of 1863. Open seven days a week. Call before coming for any unscheduled closures.

Old Stone Fort Sign

Old Stone Fort State Archaeological Park
732 Stone Fort Dr
Manchester, 37355

On U.S. Hwy 41, 1 miles off I-24. The Old Stone Fort is an earth and stone enclosure, built as a sacred site by Woodland Native Americans almost 2,000 years ago. The picturesque waterfalls of both forks of the Duck River also attracted 19th Century industries, the ruins of which are still visible. Amenities include 51 RV campsites. Nearby is May Prairie, a prairie remnant containing dozens of rare plants.

Overnight Accommodations

Banquet Room at Comfort suites

Comfort Suites
152 Hospitality Blvd
Manchester, 37355

This hotel features modern decor, the casual rooms offer free Wi-Fi, minifridges, microwaves, and tea and coffeemakers, plus work desks, flat-screen TVs and pull-out couches. This facility offers an indoor pool and a fitness center.

Free parking and a hot breakfast served in a laid-back dining area. Other amenities include a heated indoor pool, an exercise room and a coin-operated laundry. Located in the heart of Manchester, the hotel is conveniently located near the George Dickel Distillery and Elk River Dam.

Holiday Inn-Express & Suites
111 Hospitality Blvd
Manchester, 37355

Suites available with double and king beds. Jacuzzi suites are offered with amenities including complimentary breakfast buffet, cable/satellite TV with and coffee makers available in all rooms. Upgraded amenities available in suites. Coffee and tea are available all day. This hotel facility is connected to the Manchester-Coffee County Conference Center. Conveniently located near Arnold Engineering Development Center and area distilleries - Jack Daniel's and George Dickel. A great meeting facility hotel with great staff to serve you.

lake view from cabin Lakeside Hideaway ad

Lakeside Hideaway
165 Lake Hill Rd
Manchester, 37355

Lakeside Hideaway is the perfect getaway, located on the water's edge of Normandy Lake in Manchester, TN. This 1800 sq. ft. home has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, a fully furnished kitchen, and washer and dryer. It also has a boat dock that is available spring through fall. Each bedroom has a king size bed. This is the perfect setting for weddings, special events and holiday celebrations.

KOA Campground

Manchester KOA
586 Campground Rd
Manchester, 37355

As one of the highest award-winning parks, we offer perfect over nights (1/2 way to Florida) or make us your outstanding destination! This KOA is located between Nashville and Chattanooga on I-24, in the middle of the beautiful heartland of Tennessee. Features include extra large campsites and rental accommodations, a large pavilion with tables and a gas grill easily accommodating a family gathering, convenience store, swimming pool with splash pad, fishing pond, outdoor movie theater, playground and amenity core. Cable and Wi-Fi connections available. The Manchester KOA is near what we like to call "The Secret Smokies". You will see caves, waterfalls, nature trails, a natural bridge arch and bountiful wildlife! Area attractions include the Jack Daniel Distillery and George Dickel Distillery and unknown to most people, the third largest battle site of the Civil War.

Sisters Cottage
396 Rhoton Rd
Manchester, 37355

This cottage is located on a farm and provides guests with a beautiful and tranquil setting just perfect for a great getaway. It includes all modern amenities and a deck with a picnic table on the grounds and rocking chairs on the front porch. This 2 bedroom cottage will be a relaxing stay in Middle Tennessee.


J & G pizza sign

J & G Pizza and Steak House
520 McMinnville Highway
Manchester, 37355
931-728-9696, 931-409-5941

Jim and Lisa Rouvelas built this Manchester landmark in 1972 and started serving the community in 1973. We offer a little bit of everything but our specialties include our homemade pizza, shish kebobs, pasta dishes and grilled chicken along with our fresh salad and soup bar. Our marinades and sauces have a "Greek Flare" that sets us apart. Through hard work and the support of our amazing customers, we have had the privilege of serving delicious food for almost 50 years.


Jiffy Burger
1001 Hillsboro Blvd
Manchester, 37355

Family owned restaurant for 50+ years. Voted "Best Hamburger in Middle Tennessee" by the Tennessee Magazine, voted ?Best Hamburger in Manchester? by the Manchester Times. Also ranked #1 on TripAdvisor. Hamburger patties made fresh daily - never frozen. Home of the Bonnaroo Burger named after the world-famous Bonnaroo Music Festival. Specialties such as country ham and tater tots are served for breakfast along with a great variety of sandwiches, salads and appetizers available for lunch and dinner. Restaurant is filled with vintage memorabilia. Dine-in or curb service. Open Monday-Saturday, 7:30 a.m. - 9 p.m., closed on Sunday. Like us on FaceBook!

the oak restaurant ad

Oak Restaurant Sign

The Oak Restaurant
947 Interstate Dr (I-24, Exit 110)
Manchester, 37355

This restaurant is family owned and operated since 1985. Enjoy a fabulous down home southern meal featuring steaks, fish, ribs, pizza, and fabulous fried chicken. Buffet offered daily as well as ordering from the menu option. Open at 11 a.m. serving lunch and dinner. Closed on Monday. This is a great dining experience. Dine in or take-out options available.



City of Manchester Government
200 W Fort St
Manchester, 37355

machester court house

Coffee County Government
1329 McArthur St, Suite 1
Manchester, 37355

Coffee County Realty ad
coffee countu realty

Coffee County Realty and Auction Company

532 Hillsboro Blvd
Manchester, 37355

Location is everything, we have the most desirable places in the USA to live. Our listings feature on the water homes (Tims Ford Lake, Normandy Lake, Woods Reservoir) and the mountains are a short 30 minutes away. This area has all of the modern amenities to offer a future homebuyer for shopping, entertainment, education, and pro sports. The Coffee County area is about one hour south of Nashville off I-24. Contact us and we will extend the best customer service to make your home buying experience a pleasure.

chamber building

Manchester Area Chamber of Commerce
110 E Main St
Manchester, 37355

For years, travelers have recognized Manchester to be a destination stop on I-24 and on Highway 41. Excellent restaurants and hotels, unique stores, safe recreation and beautiful landscapes make Manchester the ideal rest stop or stay and visit site. Home of the biggest music festival in the United States, Bonnaroo.

signs booth

Silver Lining Signs
926 Highland Dr
Manchester, 37355


UT-TSU Extension - Coffee County
1331 McArthur St
Manchester, 37355

UT-TSU Extension Service in Coffee County serves the local citizens in the areas of Agriculture, Family and Consumer Sciences, Community Economic Development and 4-H Youth Development.

thunder radio

WMSR Thunder Radio
1030 Oakdale St
Manchester, 37355
931-728-1320, 931-728-3526

Thunder Radio (107.9 fm/1320 am) holds the title as Manchester's finest and oldest station. The talk radio format is known for fast and accurate news information, local sports coverage, as well as for providing local and national programming.

Wiser Concrete ad

Wiser Concrete
Manchester, 37355

Family-owned for over 40 years, Wiser Concrete is the leading concrete contractor in the southern Middle Tennessee area for both residential and commercial projects. Our business offers honest and professional services and delivers quality product from start to finish. Minimal inconvenience is always first and foremost in the planning process. We strive to make your concrete needs stand out above the rest. Call, email, or visit our website today for a FREE QUOTE!


Fun Things to See and Do...
Beech Craft Museum ad

Beechcraft plane

Beechcraft Heritage Museum

570 Old Shelbyville Hwy
Tullahoma, 37388

A world class aviation museum with over 78,000 square feet of 39 vintage aircraft ranging from 1924 to 1994, along with distinguished artifacts of the Beechcraft lineage. Hours of operation: Tuesday - Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (CST).

Camp Forrest book

Camp Forrest/Dr. Elizabeth Taylor

270 Hol-Mar Trail
McDonough, GA 30253

Researcher and Author on the World War II facility, Camp Forrest. Camp Forrest was located in Tullahoma, TN

George Dickle ad
Drink responsiblely

Cascade Hollow Distilling Co.

1950 Cascade Hollow Rd
Tullahoma, 37388

Tour the distillery and discover George Dickel's award-winning whisky and its time honored traditions. The Visitors Center is filled with antiques and special memories. Visit the general store located in picturesque Cascade Hollow. Tours available Monday,-Wednesday-Saturday, 9 a.m.- 4:30 p.m., Sunday, 11:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Closed Tuesdays and on major holidays. Last tour starts at 3:30 p.m. Please call ahead for groups larger than 10 people.

Clayton's Shoes ad best shoes in town

Clayton's Shoes

108 W. Lincoln St
Tullahoma, 37388

120+ years in business in Downtown Tullahoma, 5 generations in the shoe business in Clayton's family. Old photographs, memorabilia and 100 of museum-quality artifacts. We still measure feet size, narrow to wide! Celebration Party every last Wednesday of the month all year (1900-2020). Popcorn, cold drinks, spin and win drawings.

hands on science

Hands-On Science Center
101 Mitchell Blvd
Tullahoma, 37388

This attraction serves as a hybrid of three things - a museum, a visitor attraction and an education-based center. Hands-on exhibits are our specialty. Various demonstrationsand workshops are offered. The center caters to children, teachers and people of all ages. Come visit the science center, ask questions, discuss and explore. Facility available for special parties and events with advanced reservations. Open Monday, Thursday-Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Closed Tuesday and Wednesday, Sunday, 1-5 p.m. Check website listing for closed days during holidays.

Historic Preservation of Tullahoma ad cemetary on trail

Historic Preservation Society of Tullahoma
P O Box 21
Tullahoma, 37388

The Historic Preservation Society of Tullahoma fosters and encourages appreciation and preservation of the history and culture of the Tullahoma area. The Society meets the fourth Tuesday of every other month beginning in February with the exception of December when it co-sponsors the Old Towne Christmas Stroll in Tullahoma.


Short Springs State Natural Area
Hwy 55, Country Club Rd
Tullahoma, 37388
931-455-2648, 615-532-0431

Located three miles west on Country Club Dr off Hwy 55. A 420-acre preserve that features waterfalls and walking trails. Short Springs is one of the very best Spring wildflower locations in the state showcasing Virginia bluebells, jack-in-the-pulpit, larkspur, and Dutchman's breeches. Call for information on the annual Wildflower Walk.

south jackson civic center South Jackson Civic Center ad

South Jackson Civic Center & Mitchell Museum
404 S Jackson St
Tullahoma, 37388

South Jackson and the Museum facility showcase the local history of Tullahoma and its heritage and military correlation. This facility operates as a performing arts venue for local theatre and regional concert attractions. The facility is housed in the 1886 original first public school building in Tullahoma. The Civic Center contains rehearsal facilities, conference and meeting rooms, a 400-seat auditorium and a full stage. Facility is available for rental for special events.

tullahoma campaign book

Tullahoma Campaign
P O Box 52
Tullahoma, 37388

Come drive the Civil War self-driving tour that weaves you through the Southern Middle Tennessee area showcasing important events that happened in 1863. Kiosks display detailed information and are located throughout the area. Please call to receive a guide for the Tullahoma Campaign. For more information about the Tullahoma Campaign book email tnbackroads@bellsouth.net


Tullahoma Confederate Cemetery and Maplewood Cemetery
920 Maplewood Ave (off Hwy 41-A)
Tullahoma, 37388

This cemetery was once the home to over 400 unknown Confederate soldiers in unmarked graves. Now there is a marker listing the names of many of these once-forgotten soldiers.

Wall Mural Project

Tullahoma Fine Arts Center
401 South Jackson St
Tullahoma, 37388
931-455-1234 www.tullahomaart.org

The Tullahoma Fine Arts Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. The organization is an arts and culture institution where preserving the past and nurturing the future through creativity is the ultimate goal. The Tullahoma Fine Arts Center offers monthly art exhibitions, weekly classes, artist meet and greets, seminars and a member artist gallery and gift shop as well as a Youth Arts Council.

Gondola Pizza ad


Gondola Pizza & Steak House Restaurant

412 E Carroll St
Tullahoma, 37388

Since 1973, this down home restaurant has been serving salads, steaks, pizza and various meats and vegetables and appetizers. Pizzas are hand tossed and hand rolled. A party room that will seat about 50 people is available for birthdays, special occasions, events and meeting presentations - advanced reservations required. Our new patio area is available for rental for special events. Open Tuesday-Sunday at 11 a.m. Closed on Monday.

Piggy's Place Bar-B-Que ad

Piggy's Place Bar-B-Que

112 N Anderson St
` Tullahoma, 37388

Mouthwatering, Mississippi wet pork BBQ, St. Louis style ribs and beef brisket, all slow smoked over sweet hickory wood, are just a few of the menu items that await you at Piggy's Place. Add smoked chicken, hand pulled ham with white sauce and a variety of side choices and homemade cakes and pies to the list of treats. At Piggy's Place great pride is taken in serving the customers, whether dining inside or carrying it home. Catering options are available for any size party or event. Now, y'all start this way and we'll set the sweet tea to brewing. Serving the best BBQ since 1980. Hope to see you soon!

celtic cup sign

The Celtic Cup Coffee House
106 N Anderson St
Tullahoma, 37388

Tullahoma's only COFFEE HOUSE offers exceptional barista service and dining experience! Specialty coffees, teas, ales and cuisine in an old-world atmosphere. Try our CELTIC fare, scones, soups, salads, signature sandwiches, cakes, pastries, and Gelato. LIVE MUSIC Saturday nights. FREE Wi-Fi. Open Monday-Saturday.

Whiskey Trail BBQ and Steakhouse Sign

Whiskey Trail BBQ and Steakhouse
413 Wilson Ave
Tullahoma, 37388

Whiskey Trail BBQ is the largest restaurant in the area that specializes in fine southern barbeque, top quality steaks and live music/entertainment. Whiskey Trail BBQ is also branded toward Tennessee crafted whiskey and spirits.


Ascend Federal Credit Union ad

Ascend logo

Ascend Federal Credit Union
520 Airpark Dr
Tullahoma, 37388

Ascend Federal Credit Union is your best choice for a financial partner. Ascend is a full service financial institution offering mortgage and consumer loans, retirement and investment services, youth accounts, mobile account access and more. Federally insured by the NCUA.

Coffee county Realty building

Coffee County Realty & Auction Company
2104 N Jackson St
Tullahoma, 37388

Location is everything, we have the most desirable places in the USA to live. Our listings feature fantastic on the water homes (Tims Ford Lake, Normandy Lake, Woods Reservoir) and the mountains are a short 30 minutes away. This area has all of the modern amenities to offer a future homebuyer for shopping, entertainment, education, and pro sports. The Coffee County area is about one hour south of Nashville off I-24.

Contact us and we will extend the best customer service so your home buying experience is a pleasure.


Computer Café
P O Box 2017
Tullahoma, 37388

Offering website hosting and internet services to Southern Middle Tennessee.

smart bank logo

1400 N Jackson St
Tullahoma, 37388

SmartBank emerged in January 2006, when long-time executive bankers Bill Carroll and Billy Carroll decided to start the process of organizing a bank with the image, values and service level that would become incomparable to any other bank in the market. Recruiting the best people, delivering exceptional client service, strategic branching and a conservative and disciplined approach to lending have all given rise to SmartBank's success. At SmartBank, we are committed to creating a better bank, and we will continue to work hard and capitalize on opportunities that build value for our shareholders, clients and associates. SmartBank has locations throughout Tennessee, Alabama and the Florida Panhandle.

Tullahoma Area Chamber ad Tullahoma Chamber of Commerce

Tullahoma Chamber of Commerce

135 W Lincoln
P O Box 1205 (mailing address)
Tullahoma, TN 37388

tullahoma cd cover

Tullahoma City Government
P O Box 807
Tullahoma, 37388


University of Tennessee Space Institute (UTSI)
411 B. H. Goethert Pkwy
Tullahoma, 37388

The University of Tennessee Space Institute (UTSI) in Tullahoma, is a branch of UTK serving the unique research and education needs of the Air Force and Middle Tennessee. UTSI has been internationally recognized for graduate study and research and currently offers programs in mechanical, aerospace, and biomedical engineering, physics and distance education-based engineering management.

back to top